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If you are on Social Security retirement can you file for disability?



 
It really depends upon which disability program you might be entitled to receive. For example, Social Security Disability requires that you be both fully insured and disability insured in order to receive disability benefits. If you are disabled at the time you file for Social Security there is always the option of filing for both retirement and disability simultaneously. This would mean you would receive retirement benefits while waiting on your disability determination.

If you are denied disability, you will still be able to remain on retirement benefits. You can only file simultaneously if you are not working or not earning over the SGA monthly earnings limit. Generally, this limit changes each year, so you would need to ask when you call to schedule your retirement appointment if you are thinking of doing both. Even if you remain working over the limit but you become disabled later, you can still file for disability up to six months prior to your full retirement age.



If you are not insured for Social Security Disability but are receiving retirement and you become disabled you would only be able to be considered for SSI disability. This program has strict income and resource limits. For instance, if you receive more than $750.00 a month in Social Security benefits alone you would not be eligible for this need based disability program.

Additionally, your other income and resources would have to be addressed during your interview even if your Social Security retirement is under $750.00 to determine if you meet SSI income and resource limits.

In summary, you can file for disability if you are receiving Social Security retirement benefits but you will have to see if you meet the non-medical requirements for SSDI and/or SSI disability.








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These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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